Landlord's fury at charity cash thieves

AN angry landlord today slammed two heartless thieves who stole charity money from the bar of an Ipswich pub which had been collected to help children with special needs.

AN angry landlord today slammed two heartless thieves who stole charity money from the bar of an Ipswich pub which had been collected to help children with special needs.

Derek Hall told of his fury after a glass water jug containing around �90 was taken from The Garland in Humber Doucy Lane by two women on Monday.

Mr Hall said the theft had left him devastated because the cash had been raised to help youngsters with special needs take part in the annual Pool World Championships due to be held in April.

“I am completely gutted,” he said. “I am actually one of the referees at the championships and you get so involved with the kids, it is such an important event for them, they really look forward to it.


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“The money goes to help pay their hotel and food costs, it allows them to go and take part. We do it every year.

“It is horrible, it is the first time something like this has happened.”

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He said they were desperately trying to raise the money again by organising a charity Quiz night on Thursday, April 2.

“We are trying really hard to replace the money, we are appealing for people to donate prizes for a raffle and hoping people will turn out for the quiz.”

The quiz will be held just two days before Mr Hall, known to his friends as Holly, is set to travel to Bridlington for this year's competition.

Teams of four will be charged �10 to enter on the night and people interested in taking part should call The Garland on 01473 727447.

Police are appealing for information in relation to the incident. The first woman was 20 to 25, with jet black dyed hair tied up in a high bun and was wearing a grey leather short sleeved jacket and a multi coloured jersey. She also possibly had a nose stud.

The second was about 30, with mousey blonde hair tied up in a pony tail and was wearing a black leather cropped jacket.

Anyone with information should call Pc Catherine Steel at the Ipswich Neighbourhood Response Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been a victim of crime? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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